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Old 08-05-2004, 10:13 PM   #1
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some questions!

i've recently bought a new box and combined it with some poarts from my old
i've never been able to get any linux working with my modem (conexant/ rockwell 56k)
atm i'm using slackware 9
also, my onboard sound worked on my old mobo on slack
on the new mobo the onboard sound doesn't work
i tried downloading & installing the HCF patch/ driver for my modem to get it to work, but it said it would only work at 14.4kbps (downloaded off the rockwell site... :/ dunno where else to get it, they want me to pay to get 56k to work on linux!!!)
i installed it and then it said something about my kernel had a file missing, or a file missing in a directory related to a/ the kernel
my main problem is the modem cause it's sending me nuts
can someone please notify me of a new patch that would work with rockwell/ connexant HCF modems that is free... or available to me at no cost? =P haha, it's either that or buy a new modem
i dont mind buying a new modem, just need to find out which 56k works on linux (slackware 9) easily and reliably (pref. ineternal)

any help will be MUCHLY appreciated

with the onboard sound, when i installed i had two soundcards, the onboard one and a 5.1 sb live card, which i took out to see if the sound would work after, but it didnt

i'm computer adept but nowhere near linux adept
Old 08-06-2004, 04:40 AM   #2
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about your modem: I cannot provide really useful info on your HCF modem - but chances are, that it bill be _some_ trouble to set it up. If it is working reliably then - and even with its full speed - is another question...
I would stongly suggest to get a real modem - if you by ANY external 56k modem (one that connects to your serial port), you should be on the safe side.
Careful here - I'm not talking about USB-modems - they are probably also problematic since the modem-functions are implemented in software,too - like with your HCF-modem.
Since DSL and ISDN gets more popular - the modems do not cost very much - you will probably get it for less than 20 $ - even cheaper on ebay...


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